ABOUT CARQUINEZ VILLAGE
We’re a neighbor-to-neighbor organization started by older adults for older adults.
Our Mission and Status
The mission of Carquinez Village is to build a community that provides social support, practical help, and referral assistance to older adults who want to remain in their homes as they age.
We are dedicated to enhancing the ability of each of our members to live full, independent, and fulfilling lives.
We’re a charitable tax-exempt 501 C3 nonprofit (EIN: 47-4133336) and a fee-based membership service organization.
We were founded by a group of 14 volunteers with a vision to build a dynamic and caring community of older adults, a community that would adopt the Village model and transforms the experience of aging for all involved.
Our founders began preparing the groundwork for Carquinez Village in early 2015. Their vision was magnetic. Eighty older adults showed up at the inaugural informational meeting. City leaders and citizens embraced the idea, and a steady stream of volunteers stepped up to the plate to play a role. We hosted meetings to solicit ideas. We conducted a feasibility study. We developed a plan.
After two and one-half years of research and development, we opened the (virtual) doors of the Village in April 2017.
Benefits Designed to Make a Difference in People’s Lives
A community of volunteers is at the heart of the Village. They provide a set of everyday support services that meet different interests and needs and a circle of caring in times of need.
We offer an array of social, educational, and cultural programs that change throughout the year and inspire members to view life as one of opportunity and possibility.
Our members are a part of a caring, dynamic, and engaged community of older adults. They have peace of mind in knowing that they have selected a low-cost strategy that saves money, reduces isolation, and increases peace of mind.
Who We Are Today
Carquinez Village is a vibrant and growing nonprofit that connects members with one another, delivers supportive services that enable many members to remain in their homes and host a range of programs and activities that provide stimulation, speakers, new experiences, and fun!
We have 105 members and 68 volunteers.
We are a member of Village Movement California, a network of Villages seeking to transform the attitude toward, and experience of, aging in California.
The 2019-2020 Annual Report